Newsday’s Ellis Henican reviews New York City’s response to this weekend’s snowstorm. Commissioner Julie Menin explains why women pay more for products than those aimed at men. Pizza guru Colin Atrophy Hagendorf tells us about his quest to find Manhattan’s best pizza.
Over the weekend a storm dropped about two feet of snow across the region, shut down travel and killed at least 29 people in its path across the Eastern Seaboard. Political analyst and Newsday columnist Ellis Henican joins us to review New York City’s response.
President Barack Obama put criminal justice reform on his agenda for this upcoming year and it’s also at the top of civil rights organizer Michael Skolnik’s priority list. Skolnik, who serves as political director for media mogul Russell Simmons, joins us to explain the problem.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal discusses the online lodging service Airbnb and explains why she claims it’s driving up rents in the city. We mark 73 years since the debut of “Casablanca” with actress Ingrid Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for changes to the carriage industry and wants fewer horses on the job. We’ll have a breakdown of his proposal and explain the next steps.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer tells us about his report on the city’s homeless shelters. Johnathan Lovitz of the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce discusses equality in business. We discuss the State Comptroller’s list of municipalities experiencing fiscal stress. In our on-going American Graduate series,we learn about Common Core standards and a growing number of students who are opting out.
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer joins us to talk about a new report from his office that discovered conditions in some of the city’s shelters are so bad that many homeless New Yorkers would rather sleep on the streets.